Issue of Free Plastic Bags Likely to be Banned in China

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 31, 2011 at 11:12 AM Environmental Health
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With a view to check environmental pollution, China is planning to ban the issue of free plastic bags from shops.
 Issue of Free Plastic Bags Likely to be Banned in China
Issue of Free Plastic Bags Likely to be Banned in China

"The new ban will prohibit free plastic issues by shops and the expected prohibition will be monitored constantly," said Zhao Jiarong, deputy secretary-general of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

The earlier ban on ultra thin plastic bags enforced in China from 2008 helped cut its usage drastically by 600,000 tones.

With the impending ban on free plastic bags, China hopes to have a cleaner environment.



Source: Medindia

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